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Fried egg candy

In Eating / Food, The Strange On November 11, 2006 2 Comments

This candy made me wonder so many things. Why is it shaped like a fried egg? Is it supposed to taste like an egg? Why would anybody buy… Read More »

NEW BRUNSWICK: Potato world

In Eating / Food, Maritimes, Sights, The Strange On September 15, 2006 0 Comments

You may have heard of McCain Foods. It makes one-third of the world’s frozen French fries, employs 20,000 people and has 55 production plants in 12 countries. The… Read More »

BUBBLE TEA: Chewy balls

In Eating / Food, The Strange On August 8, 2006 0 Comments

Bubble tea is like an Asian version of a power shake. With bubbles. Flavouring, sweetener and creamer are shaken with red or green tea until a layer of… Read More »

VANCOUVER: Pig’s blood and chicken feet

In Eating / Food, The Strange, Vancouver On March 24, 2006 1 Comment

Congee is a traditional Chinese rice porridge. It’s served with anything from seafood to chicken to pork. My mom enjoys the pig’s blood congee. She likes to say… Read More »

SHANGHAI: Stinky tofu

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Shanghai, The Strange On November 7, 2005 0 Comments

Fried. Dried. Smelly. Tofu. Yeah that’s what it says.

SHANGHAI: Snake, turtle and drunken chicken

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Shanghai, The Strange On November 5, 2005 2 Comments

Xiao Nan Guo (“Little Southern Country”) is the place to go for classic comfort food in Shanghai. So it was a great last supper on our trip after… Read More »

DUNHUANG: Camels in the evening

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Gansu, The Strange On October 12, 2005 0 Comments

I feel bad that we rode camels in the morning… and then ate camel in the evening. It’s just the way the schedule worked out. Jason says it’s… Read More »

URUMQI: Goat head and intestine soup

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang, The Strange On October 7, 2005 0 Comments

Urumqi (“oo-rum-chee”) is my Gotham City. Our first look was at night, and it was eerie how the city’s skyscrapers and towers just rise up out of nowhere…. Read More »